Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week for Feb. 15-21 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Monday. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email email@example.com or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivewa.
THIS WEEK’S WAFD BANK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
Jalen Davenport, Graham-Kapowsin: Rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown in a 27-0 win over Bellarmine Prep.
Laythan Demarest, Napavine: Rushed for 236 yards on 27 carries and passed for 75 more with three total touchdowns in a back-and-forth win over Kalama.
Jackson Esary, Kalama: Passed for 210 yards and added 154 more yards rushing, totaling four touchdowns in a season-opening loss to Napavine.
Ziere Ford, Puyallup: Turned 22 carries into 195 yards and five total touchdowns (four rushing, one receiving) in a 46-18 win over Bethel.
Gavin Fugate, W.F. West: Threw for four touchdowns in 199 yards on 15 of 21 passes completed in a win over Rochester, reports The Centralia Chronicle.
Marshall Haight, Onalaska: Rushed for 147 yards on 37 carries and a touchdown in an overtime win over Forks, reports The Centralia Chronicle.
Dempsy James, Spanaway Lake: Completed 16 of his 29 passes for 213 yards and three touchdowns in a statement 34-7 win over Lincoln.
Tom Lambert, La Center: Threw for 373 yards and seven touchdowns in a 58-0 win over Fort Vancouver, per The Columbian.
Austin McQuilliams, Castle Rock: Ran for 187 yards and four total touchdowns – three rushing and a scoring fumble recovery — in a 52-13 win over Golden Dale, reports The Columbian.
Jarod Oldham, Hockinson: Sophomore tossed for 259 yards and five touchdowns in his first start as a sophomore to help Hockinson beat R.A. Long 56-0, reports The Columbian.
Sean Roewedder, Yelm: Scored touchdowns runs of 65 and 17 yards and made key plays on defense in a 31-7 win over Olympia.
Landon Sims, Peninsula: Rushed for 88 yards and three touchdowns in a Fish Bowl crosstown rivalry win over Gig Harbor, reports The News Tribune.
Noah Weaver, Tacoma Baptist: Scored on a 55-yard interception return to put the Crusaders on the board in a 46-14 win over Muckleshoot Tribal.
Jasiah Wagoner, Spanaway Lake: Lock down corner helped hold a typically high-octane Lincoln offense to seven points, and chipped in two touchdown receptions as well, per The News Tribune.
Aiden Weist, Mossyrock: Scored four touchdowns, three passing and another rushing in a 38-8 win over Ocosta, per The Centralia Chronicle.